Fayette County

Ognio asks for public comment time limits

Chairman Randy Ognio wants the County Board of Commissioners to rethink allowing unlimited public comments at their meetings.  In end of meeting commissioner’s comments at Thursday night’s meeting, Ognio proposed a change to public comments.  “I think we might look at changing that, if it’s okay with everybody, and limit it to just five minutes…

County, PTC WASA to help federal employees with water bills

As federal employees continue to face the fallout from the government shutdown, local entities are working to ease the burden.  At Thursday night’s County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Administrator Steve Rapson announced both the county’s water department and the Peachtree City Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) are working on a deferment plan to ensure…

Friend request denied: ‘Religious Freedom’ bill support helped push $750M Facebook center away from Fayette

While several speakers at Thursday’s County Board of Commissioners warned of potential negative consequences from continuing to support the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), it was confirmed that it already played a part in Fayette County losing out on a massive project. As part of the discussion, Fayette was revealed to be the favorite…

BOC forges ahead with ‘Religious Freedom’ bill resolution

Again rebuffing pleas from residents and elected officials in attendance at Thursday afternoon’s meeting, the County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward in asking the State to support the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as part of their legislative packet. Originally approved in January of 2018 following a heated debate, the resolution will…

Fayette gets road sweep over McIntosh

Fayette County continued its run through Region 3-AAAAA with a 55-53 win over the McIntosh Chiefs on Saturday night. The Tigers won their seventh consecutive game as they outlasted the Chiefs late comeback attempt. Junior guard JeKobe Coleman led the Tigers with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. He was instrumental down the stretch,…

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